The U.S. Agricultural System

A Target for Al-Qaeda?

Published in: Terrorism Monitor, v. 3, no. 5, Mar. 10, 2005, p. 4-6

Posted on RAND.org on January 01, 2005

by Peter Chalk

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The U.S. agricultural sector remains inherently vulnerable to deliberate (and accidental) disruption. The impact of a major act of agricultural bio-terrorism in the United States would be significant and could quite easily extend beyond the farming/food-producing community to affect other segments of society.

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